If we will impart vision to our children for their future, they will be inspired to pursue excellence, do the hard things that are required, and restrain themselves from that which slows their progress. Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint. Proverbs 29:18 It requires a great deal of restraint to persevere and… Continue reading Imparting Vision to Your Children
It was a very special day for my eight year old. She had competed in the AAU Georgia State Gymnastics Championship. She came away winning First Place State Champion on beam, Second Place State Champion on floor, and Third Place State Champion in All Around. It was precious. But as we moved through that last… Continue reading To Glorify God
I began my homeschooling journey with a deep conviction that this was God's call on our family. Cultivating a love for God above everything else was a part of that call, and my passion to keep "first things first" was strong. Many of you felt that same calling. You knew God had great plans for your children's… Continue reading First Things First
God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it. - John Wesley Whenever I have fallen out of regularly praying and then return—either with a friend or personally in my quiet time with my prayer journal in hand—I’m always astonished to see that the answers come so quickly. It's as if I so easily… Continue reading Let us Pray!
Did you know that homeschooled students perform better in college than their institutionally schooled counterparts? One reason is homeschooled students are used to being autonomous and independent in their learning; they are self educators. Our job as homeschool moms is to give our children progressively more autonomy and help them foster independence as they age.… Continue reading Foster Independence
It fills me with awe and wonder that each of our children was chosen by God before the foundation of the world. Each was created for a particular purpose- a purpose God ordained in advance that they should pursue. Our children are all unique, created with different gifts, talents, abilities, interests, passions, dislikes, and preferences. All… Continue reading Homeschooling with Purpose
The post below was written during the time when I was entering the homestretch of homeschooling my oldest. These heart reflections and questions were born out of the startling realization I had only four more years with my daughter in the home. Lately, the thought of having only four more years of homeschooling my oldest… Continue reading Four More Years
I recently ran into a sweet, godly homeschooling mother. She hesitantly shared with me that she may not be homeschooling her oldest through high school; instead she was considering private school. I could tell she was nervous to tell me, but I reassured her I didn't judge her decision; after all, if God guides you… Continue reading Do You Want to Quit Homeschooling?
I want to touch on praise and worship because I used to struggle so much with this and feel there may be some of you that struggle with it as well. Connecting with God in worship is a vital part of drawing close to God. Worshipping and praising God is not just a blessing for… Continue reading Connecting With God: In Worship
Once you've found that special place to "escape" for a half hour or more, it's time to enter into God's presence. Often, it's difficult to move from the hustle and bustle of a day with kids to a peaceful heart that is still before God, yet connecting with God in prayer will take you there.… Continue reading Connecting With God: In Prayer